Decennial Cause of Death by Age

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Data for 01 Jan 1851 to 31 Dec 1860 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75
Cause of Death (Simplified) Under 5 years 5 to 9 10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75 and up
Respiratory TB 55 Show data context 28 Show data context 51 Show data context 143 Show data context 232 Show data context 388 Show data context 249 Show data context 150 Show data context 79 Show data context 20 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other TB 893 Show data context 64 Show data context 17 Show data context 14 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context 10 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 128 Show data context 94 Show data context 61 Show data context 79 Show data context 59 Show data context 92 Show data context 59 Show data context 38 Show data context 45 Show data context 26 Show data context 9 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 589 Show data context 213 Show data context 31 Show data context 10 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 295 Show data context 10 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 10 Show data context 32 Show data context 23 Show data context 22 Show data context 23 Show data context 45 Show data context 46 Show data context
Smallpox 144 Show data context 26 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 11 Show data context 17 Show data context 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 249 Show data context 15 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 257 Show data context 20 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 37 Show data context 12 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 794 Show data context 59 Show data context 16 Show data context 20 Show data context 13 Show data context 37 Show data context 45 Show data context 78 Show data context 108 Show data context 126 Show data context 88 Show data context
Cancer 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 13 Show data context 24 Show data context 28 Show data context 31 Show data context 23 Show data context 9 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 29 Show data context 56 Show data context 33 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 103 Show data context 43 Show data context 73 Show data context 62 Show data context 70 Show data context 112 Show data context 69 Show data context 59 Show data context 43 Show data context 17 Show data context 11 Show data context
Other 3,510 Show data context 130 Show data context 67 Show data context 81 Show data context 104 Show data context 214 Show data context 275 Show data context 335 Show data context 429 Show data context 637 Show data context 839 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1861 to 31 Dec 1870 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75
Cause of Death (Simplified) Under 5 years 5 to 9 10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75 and up
Respiratory TB 34 Show data context 44 Show data context 78 Show data context 176 Show data context 223 Show data context 399 Show data context 255 Show data context 169 Show data context 62 Show data context 24 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other TB 1,085 Show data context 50 Show data context 30 Show data context 23 Show data context 14 Show data context 19 Show data context 6 Show data context 3 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 230 Show data context 150 Show data context 69 Show data context 85 Show data context 78 Show data context 122 Show data context 87 Show data context 56 Show data context 56 Show data context 33 Show data context 9 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 839 Show data context 386 Show data context 84 Show data context 16 Show data context 6 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 466 Show data context 17 Show data context 10 Show data context 3 Show data context 6 Show data context 26 Show data context 32 Show data context 20 Show data context 37 Show data context 31 Show data context 27 Show data context
Smallpox 67 Show data context 18 Show data context 7 Show data context 12 Show data context 13 Show data context 14 Show data context 9 Show data context 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 248 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 259 Show data context 16 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 35 Show data context 15 Show data context 10 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 981 Show data context 60 Show data context 22 Show data context 21 Show data context 29 Show data context 59 Show data context 68 Show data context 117 Show data context 158 Show data context 206 Show data context 125 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 10 Show data context 22 Show data context 45 Show data context 40 Show data context 35 Show data context 17 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 11 Show data context 22 Show data context 61 Show data context 48 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 106 Show data context 56 Show data context 86 Show data context 73 Show data context 59 Show data context 98 Show data context 72 Show data context 74 Show data context 57 Show data context 33 Show data context 14 Show data context
Other 4,060 Show data context 150 Show data context 87 Show data context 108 Show data context 96 Show data context 228 Show data context 309 Show data context 411 Show data context 588 Show data context 800 Show data context 919 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1871 to 31 Dec 1880 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75
Cause of Death (Simplified) Under 5 years 5 to 9 10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75 and up
Respiratory TB 101 Show data context 34 Show data context 57 Show data context 168 Show data context 206 Show data context 364 Show data context 261 Show data context 135 Show data context 79 Show data context 17 Show data context 3 Show data context
Other TB 1,189 Show data context 53 Show data context 20 Show data context 14 Show data context 6 Show data context 11 Show data context 5 Show data context 5 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 248 Show data context 132 Show data context 75 Show data context 89 Show data context 81 Show data context 112 Show data context 76 Show data context 55 Show data context 40 Show data context 22 Show data context 6 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 718 Show data context 308 Show data context 73 Show data context 17 Show data context 5 Show data context 4 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 610 Show data context 11 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 14 Show data context 13 Show data context 19 Show data context 24 Show data context 32 Show data context 24 Show data context
Smallpox 266 Show data context 147 Show data context 53 Show data context 50 Show data context 84 Show data context 94 Show data context 52 Show data context 33 Show data context 18 Show data context 7 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 255 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 316 Show data context 26 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 34 Show data context 12 Show data context 2 Show data context 6 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 1,303 Show data context 65 Show data context 14 Show data context 10 Show data context 28 Show data context 53 Show data context 99 Show data context 145 Show data context 238 Show data context 240 Show data context 123 Show data context
Cancer 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 10 Show data context 33 Show data context 51 Show data context 55 Show data context 29 Show data context 11 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 22 Show data context 51 Show data context 88 Show data context 46 Show data context 5 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 96 Show data context 45 Show data context 62 Show data context 49 Show data context 60 Show data context 109 Show data context 83 Show data context 79 Show data context 70 Show data context 33 Show data context 18 Show data context
Other 4,698 Show data context 153 Show data context 83 Show data context 99 Show data context 102 Show data context 261 Show data context 333 Show data context 425 Show data context 632 Show data context 905 Show data context 894 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1881 to 31 Dec 1890 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75
Cause of Death (Simplified) Under 5 years 5 to 9 10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75 and up
Respiratory TB 42 Show data context 44 Show data context 68 Show data context 125 Show data context 163 Show data context 246 Show data context 180 Show data context 98 Show data context 52 Show data context 14 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other TB 572 Show data context 57 Show data context 26 Show data context 14 Show data context 7 Show data context 6 Show data context 8 Show data context 5 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 39 Show data context 35 Show data context 25 Show data context 22 Show data context 25 Show data context 36 Show data context 23 Show data context 14 Show data context 13 Show data context 11 Show data context 1 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 193 Show data context 82 Show data context 9 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 373 Show data context 8 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 7 Show data context 13 Show data context 19 Show data context 15 Show data context
Smallpox 25 Show data context 12 Show data context 11 Show data context 9 Show data context 7 Show data context 17 Show data context 6 Show data context 7 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Whooping Cough 244 Show data context 7 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 274 Show data context 31 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 16 Show data context 6 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 1,284 Show data context 75 Show data context 24 Show data context 21 Show data context 28 Show data context 55 Show data context 78 Show data context 122 Show data context 191 Show data context 261 Show data context 120 Show data context
Cancer 2 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 2 Show data context 11 Show data context 32 Show data context 55 Show data context 59 Show data context 37 Show data context 11 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 11 Show data context 28 Show data context 51 Show data context 36 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 59 Show data context 14 Show data context 34 Show data context 59 Show data context 36 Show data context 57 Show data context 75 Show data context 72 Show data context 60 Show data context 39 Show data context 11 Show data context
Other 2,757 Show data context 138 Show data context 95 Show data context 111 Show data context 81 Show data context 186 Show data context 280 Show data context 374 Show data context 608 Show data context 807 Show data context 809 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1891 to 31 Dec 1900 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75
Cause of Death (Simplified) Under 5 years 5 to 9 10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75 and up
Respiratory TB 35 Show data context 31 Show data context 45 Show data context 101 Show data context 154 Show data context 211 Show data context 142 Show data context 96 Show data context 40 Show data context 10 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other TB 439 Show data context 60 Show data context 24 Show data context 21 Show data context 24 Show data context 16 Show data context 7 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 11 Show data context 15 Show data context 10 Show data context 34 Show data context 25 Show data context 28 Show data context 11 Show data context 14 Show data context 6 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 109 Show data context 31 Show data context 9 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 301 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 4 Show data context 4 Show data context 8 Show data context 24 Show data context 17 Show data context
Smallpox 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 248 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 289 Show data context 27 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 60 Show data context 23 Show data context 3 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
Lungs 1,686 Show data context 83 Show data context 22 Show data context 24 Show data context 32 Show data context 76 Show data context 77 Show data context 126 Show data context 229 Show data context 345 Show data context 213 Show data context
Cancer 1 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 9 Show data context 43 Show data context 93 Show data context 97 Show data context 90 Show data context 29 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 14 Show data context 28 Show data context 79 Show data context 46 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 84 Show data context 26 Show data context 34 Show data context 43 Show data context 44 Show data context 61 Show data context 71 Show data context 73 Show data context 53 Show data context 38 Show data context 17 Show data context
Other 3,154 Show data context 114 Show data context 89 Show data context 114 Show data context 108 Show data context 220 Show data context 316 Show data context 467 Show data context 698 Show data context 946 Show data context 801 Show data context
Data for 01 Jan 1901 to 31 Dec 1910 Age in mainly 10-year bands to age 75
Cause of Death (Simplified) Under 5 years 5 to 9 10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75 and up
Respiratory TB 45 Show data context 25 Show data context 34 Show data context 86 Show data context 120 Show data context 195 Show data context 157 Show data context 93 Show data context 36 Show data context 5 Show data context 1 Show data context
Other TB 412 Show data context 47 Show data context 28 Show data context 21 Show data context 20 Show data context 27 Show data context 14 Show data context 9 Show data context 7 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context
Typhus & Typhoid 8 Show data context 8 Show data context 4 Show data context 14 Show data context 13 Show data context 31 Show data context 14 Show data context 7 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context
Scarlet Fever 52 Show data context 26 Show data context 3 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Gastro-intestinal 629 Show data context 4 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 3 Show data context 5 Show data context 7 Show data context 15 Show data context 21 Show data context 20 Show data context
Smallpox 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context
Whooping Cough 195 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Measles 284 Show data context 19 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Diptheria 75 Show data context 55 Show data context 7 Show data context 2 Show data context 3 Show data context 4 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Lungs 1,163 Show data context 57 Show data context 17 Show data context 27 Show data context 30 Show data context 79 Show data context 94 Show data context 135 Show data context 223 Show data context 262 Show data context 153 Show data context
Cancer 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 3 Show data context 13 Show data context 55 Show data context 97 Show data context 165 Show data context 128 Show data context 47 Show data context
Childbirth 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 5 Show data context 29 Show data context 53 Show data context 34 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Violence 60 Show data context 24 Show data context 24 Show data context 59 Show data context 47 Show data context 81 Show data context 91 Show data context 77 Show data context 58 Show data context 46 Show data context 22 Show data context
Other 2,977 Show data context 117 Show data context 80 Show data context 93 Show data context 99 Show data context 219 Show data context 304 Show data context 496 Show data context 786 Show data context 1,029 Show data context 952 Show data context
Date: Source:
1851 - 1910 Registrar General, Decennial Supplement (HM Stationery Office) ,

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The Registrar General's Decennial Supplements provided extremely detailed information on causes of death between 1851-60 and 1901-10, but unfortunately used five different classifications of cause of death to cover those six decades. Graham Mooney, of Johns Hopkins University, has therefore defined a simplified cause of death classification to which we have converted the original data. Inevitably, many causes have had to be grouped into an enlarged 'other' category, but we are still able to consistently...


identify the main epidemic diseases. In order to include all decades, we ignore gender and combine the age groups 75 to 84 and 85 upwards, even where the original report separated them.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Durham PLU/RegD through time | Life and Death Statistics | Decennial Cause of Death by Age, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10055945/cube/CoD_grouped

Date accessed: 17th January 2022